There are plenty of great New Year’s Eve parties to choose from this year, but none quite like the party C3 & Do512 have put together. While the majority of available parties consist of dance-happy tunes and upbeat boozing, we have managed to bring together some of the heaviest and hard-charging talent to crush the final hours of 2014. Check out what we’ve got in store for you at Emo’s on New Year’s Eve:
Austin band The Sword — John D. Cronise [Vocals, Guitar], Kyle Shutt [Guitar], Bryan Richie [Bass], and Jimmy Vela [Drums] — have been perfecting their heavy metal/hard rock sound since forming in 2003. Over the course of four albums, a worldwide tour with Metallica, and gigs with everyone from Motorhead to Ozzy Osbourne, the band has made fans all over the world. They began turning heads with Age of Winters in 2006 and its 2008 follow-up, Gods of the Earth. Their latest effort, Apocryphon, charted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart in 2012.
Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length “Sorrow and Extinction” was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale.
Also rocking this NYE party will be Austin band Boyfrndz, whose sophomore release, Breeder, is one of the nominees for Best Local Album in Do512’s Best in Austin 2014 Survey. Their technical, post-hardcore sounds have a decidedly math-rock bent, with Noisey calling it “perfect for putting on a certain mesmerizing screensaver and just tripping out,” drifting into “celestial spacey rock territory a la The Mars Volta.”
Mayeux (pronounced “MY-YOU”) and Broussard is a countrified southern blues band from right here in Austin. Formed in the summer of 2011, the band consists of singer-songwriters Tate Mayeux and Brian Broussard, along with Taylor Englert (Drums), Misha Ben-David (Bass). Mayeux and Broussard have been performing relentlessly with their full band all over Austin and the rest of Texas, bringing a blend of gritty Texas country and swampy blues rock.
With all of this talent, you’re sure to get your face melted in the best way possible. So, come party hard with us as we bring in the New Year with a bang! Grab tickets here.